Bagnara is located a few kilometers from the Strait of Messina, along the so-called Costa Viola. The first inhabited nucleus of which is preserved was born around 1085, with the foundation of the Nullius Abbey of Santa Maria V.G. And the XII Apostles, by the Count Ruggero d'Altavilla. Noteworthy are various historic churches and hamlets, first of all the churches dedicated to Maria SS. Of Mount Carmel. Continuing along Statale 18 you can admire Villa De Leo, commissioned by Commendatore Antonio De Leo to the architect Genoese Eugenio Mollino in 1910, in Art Nouveau style. In today's Rione Marinella, a historic fishing district, rises a 15th-century tower called Aragonese Tower (or Capo Rocchi, or more simply Re Ruggero). Among the typical things to enjoy, nougat is certainly the most famous confectionery of Bagnara.